Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.
Helen Macdonald's bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story of her relationship with goshawk Mabel to global critical acclaim and announced Macdonald as one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers. H is for Hawk won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Costa Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, launching poet and falconer Macdonald as our preeminent nature essayist, with a semi-regular column in the New York Times Magazine.
In Vesper Flights Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved pieces on the human relationship to the natural world, along with incredible new essays on topics and stories ranging from nostalgia and science fiction to the true account of a refugee's flight to the UK; to watching total eclipses of the sun, visits to Uzbekistan, migraines, and the magnificent strangeness of birds' nests. Moving from her personal experiences to wider meditations on love and loss, and how we build the world around us, Vesper Flights is an arresting collection of generous, lyrical pieces guaranteed to transport their reader to places they've never before been.
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